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Halo 3 is a shooter game where players primarily experience gameplay from a first-person perspective.
Much of the gameplay takes place on foot, but also includes segments focused on vehicular combat.
Microsoft spent million on marketing the game, in an effort to sell more game consoles and broaden the appeal of the game beyond the established Halo fanbase.
Halo 3 offers a form of file sharing, where items such as saved films, screenshots, and custom variants can all be uploaded to Bungie's official website,
Anyone can browse user created content that has been uploaded to Bungie's website and tag it to automatically download to their console next time they sign into Xbox Live on Halo 3.
Overall, the game was very well received by critics, with the Forge and multiplayer offerings singled out as strong features; however some reviewers criticized single-player aspects, especially the plot and campaign layout.
A prequel to the game, Halo 3: ODST, was released worldwide on September 22, 2009.
No matter which character is played, each player has identical abilities, though their starting weapons vary.
Local area network or Xbox Live supports up to sixteen players in multiplayer matches, with game modes including variations of deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
Bungie began developing Halo 3 shortly after Halo 2 shipped.
The game was officially announced at E3 2006, and its release was preceded by a multiplayer beta open to select players who purchased the Xbox 360 game Crackdown.
A linear measure of a player's experience with the matchmade portion of the game and each particular playlist is also tracked (denoted as EXP).